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Shadow Barbs

4th-level illusion

Casting Time: 1 action

Range: Self

Components: V, S, M (a link from a spiked chain)

Duration: Concentration, up to 10 minutes

Classes: sorcerer, warlock, wizard

When you cast this spell, you create a shadowy spiked chain that shimmers and pulses with darkness. The chain exists as long as you carry it; if you ever drop the chain, give it to another, or are disarmed, it immediately vanishes and the spell’s duration ends.

You can use your action to make a melee spell attack with the shadowy chain. On a hit, the target takes 1d8 piercing damage and 5d6 necrotic damage.

The chain magically casts dim light in a 10-foot radius.

At Higher Levels: When you cast this spell using a spell slot of 6th level or higher, the necrotic damage increases by 1d6 for every two slot levels above 4th.

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